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Dymond, John (03 May 1836–05 March 1922), planter, publisher, and politician, was born in Canada (exact location unrecorded), the son of Richard Dymond, a Methodist minister, and Anne Hawkens. During his early childhood Dymond’s family moved to Zanesville, Ohio, where he was educated in the local public schools and the Zanesville Academy before entering Bartlett’s College, a business school in Cincinnati. Following his graduation from Bartlett’s in 1857 he took a job as a clerk with his father, who had by that time established himself in the mercantile trade. He then toyed with the cotton manufacturing business in partnership with Homer White (trading under the name White & Dymond) before moving to New York City, where, on the eve of the Civil War, he took a job as a traveling salesman with a firm whose name has not survived. He returned to Zanesville on 3 June 1862 to marry Nancy Elizabeth Cassidy; they had six children....

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Lamar, John Basil (05 November 1812–15 September 1862), writer and planter, was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, the son of Zachariah Lamar, a merchant and planter, and Mary Ann Robinson. Lamar attended Nathan S. S. Beman’s school at Mt. Zion, Georgia, and the University of Georgia for one year (1827–1828). He never married. After 1830 his main residence was in Macon in a house that he called the Bear’s Den. He also had a house in Americus, Georgia, near the plantations that he managed. He owned land in thirteen Georgia counties and Florida....

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Percy, William Alexander (14 May 1885–21 January 1942), author and planter, was born in Greenville, Mississippi, the son of LeRoy Percy, an attorney and U.S. senator, and Camille Bourges. He graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1904, spent a year abroad, and attended Harvard University Law School, receiving his law degree in 1908....